Scritti Politti

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Whether they're creating claustrophobic Marxist post-punk or exquisitive, deconstructive ’80s synth-pop, Green Gartside and the various incarnations of his Scritti Politti project have been consistently fascinating since they became one of the first bands to self-release a single in 1978. The current Scrittis will be dipping into the Brian Wilson-ish harmonies, lo-fi rock, glacial pop and contemporary broken beats of the group's last album, the Mercury-shortlisted, 'White Bread, Black Beer', which was released five years ago. And it'd be a shame if they didn't play at least a few of their hits: 'Absolute', 'The “Sweetest Girl”', and 'Perfect Way', as covered by Miles Davis – all sung in Gartside's deliciously distinctive, lavender-scented falsetto, utterly undimmed by the passing of the years.
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